My bead soup ingredients arrived last week, but the weekend was so busy that I'm just now getting to post the pictures.
First off...check out the box:
Oh my gosh - it was ginormous!
And I couldn't wait to reveal the treasures hidden within!
Look...my soup ingredients!
The accent beads are some beautiful lavender pearls, seafoam green Czech glass teardrops, copper and amber Czech glass flowers and some faceted white stone (jade, I think) rounds.
The clasp is a beautifully detailed sterling silver toggle.
And the focal is one of Judy's handmade paper beads. I couldn't get the color quite right in the photo - in real life it's more cream/copper and not really yellow like it looks here.
Here's a last look at everything together. Quite an intriguing mix and DEFINITELY out of my comfort zone. I spent a good part of Sunday playing with it and am pretty happy with what I've created thus far. More to do, though, so stay tuned.
And don't forget the blog hop is on September 17th!